SRIMAN NARAYANA, SRI LAKSHMI AMMA (DAYA DEVI) AND THE HOLIEST OF HOLY WORKS OF THE REVERENTIAL AZHWARS ( MYSTIC SAINTS ) OF THE SOUTH OF INDIA. ( Part 15 / 21)
Sri Andal amma ( Bhuma devi amma our dearest mother earth) Part 15 of 21
Our dearest lord Sriman Narayana's sole objective is to lovingly draw all his creations , the sentient and the in sentient closer t o him and bind them forever into his lotus heart , not for serving him, but for being close to him and to just love him. It is exactly like the doting mother who never wants her loving children to serve her but the fact that they are close to her , when they speak their heart to her, she finds the greatest happiness. Our dearest creator our Lord Sriman Narayana wants nothing from any of his creations at all, he only wants to be an integral part of all his creations, when our most loving azhwars sing with the greatest devotion the glories of our lord, he very lovingly ,and with the greatest happiness listens and feels a very great sense of delight for his creations have captivated him in their heart as antaryaami (IN DWELLER). ISN'T IT THE SMALLEST OF SMALL ACT ON OUR PART AND THAT TOO ONLY IN OUR BENEFIT AND ADVANTAGE WHICH CAN BRING THE HIGHEST BLISS TO OUR LORD SRI GOVINDA.
Our lord Sri Govinda, to ensure each of his creation are eternally bound to him ,tried various ways and felt every single act of his only failed for he could bind only very few souls. As he himself, has uttered through his mukhakamalam, in our holiest of holy Srimadh Bhagavad Gita, one in billion knows me and the highest sacred soul who could be just one or two would take all efforts to reach him for this is very rare for each one of us are merrily enjoying the worldly pleasures, so engrossed are we in the ever transient world , we have totally forgotten about the transcendental world and our dearest of dear lord , our sole creator Lord Sriman Narayana and his countless acts of love and affection for us. As humbly conveyed , earlier, when his creations forget him, he takes different manifestation and descends on our dearest mother earth to remind each one of us, despite so many pains and sufferings he has to undergo to reach us all. IF WE TRULY DO NOT WANT HIM TO SUFFER ON OUR BEHALF BECAUSE OF OUR UNAPPROVED ACTIONS, THEN SURELY, WE NEED TO NOW ITSELF, EVER ENCASE HIM VERY LOVINGLY IN OUR HEART.
His vibhava avartaars such as Lord SriRama, Lord Sri Krishna, Lord Sri Naarsimha etc , too was not very successful , since he could not manage to draw us closer TO HIM, so he sent his dear most nityasuris ( our most adoring azhwars) even though he could not bear their separation , hoping against all hopes, he felt at least they would be successful for they manifested in human form just like us, our dearest lord Sri Govinda felt , when one human guides the other , maybe the spiritual understanding would be much easier and more relatable, our dearest of dear azhwars did their level best by writing countless and countless pages of his divine messages, by speaking to each one of us through their holiest of holy works, to ensure that we glide smoothly towards our dearest creator Lord Sriman Narayana and our most beloved Lakshmi amma.
Our dearest namazhwar, the king among all our azhwars , towards the end of his avatara, laments to the highest degree , very sadly conveying to our PARMATMAN Lord Sri Krishna, that had he utilized the countless moments in our dear lord Sri Krishna's loving service rather than guiding mankind it would have been much better for the very people whom he came to , with the most loving message of total prapati unto the lotus feet of our dearest Lord Sriman Narayana humiliated, pained and hurt him beyond any measure. YET HE BORE ALL THE HUMAN ONSLAUGHT ONLY BECAUSE OF HIS IMMENSE LOVE FOR OUR DEAREST LORD SRI GOVINDA, HE COULD GO TO ANY EXTENT TO ENSURE OUR LORD SRIMAN NARAYANA'S DESIRE IS TOTALLY FULFILLED.
Our lord , on hearing that our adoring azhwars too could not gather many in his protective embrace, ultimately as a last resort sent his divine and most loving consort and our most beloved mother ANDAL AMMA (BHU DEVI AMMA/ MOTHER EARTH) with a thought that she being his dearest wife would be able to spread his message much more convincingly and draw all his creations close to him.
My dearest spiritual brothers and sisters, please note, that our lord Sriman Narayana ,at a fraction of an eyelid can accomplish anything in the entire worlds but he wants his message to reach in a manner that the jivatma makes a voluntary loving surrender and not under any compulsion . YES , IT IS VERY RIGHTLY ,SAID IT IS BEST TO COMMAND LOVE AND NOT DEMAND IT.
Our Lord Sri Krishna is the humblest of humble and also felt that if he himself sang his praises WOULD HIS CREATIONS FEEL THAT HE IS BOASTING? WHEN ACTUALLY IT IS NOT, BUT A VAST MAJORITY OF HUMANKIND HAVE A VERY POOR UNDERSTANDING OF THE DIVINE PATH OF OUR DEAR MOST BELOVED LORD SRIMAN KESHAVA AND HE FELT IT JUDICIOUS TO ENABLE OUR DEAREST OF DEAR MOTHER TO SPREAD HIS MESSAGE FOR AND ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF, AND HENCE OUR MOTHER ANDAL AMMA APPEARED ON OUR DEAREST MOTHER EARTH TO SPREAD THE DIVINE MOST MESSAGE OF OUR LORD SRI GOVINDA.
At the very outset, despite the many criticism , from the highly ignorant , that our Lord Sri Krishna has many wives, disapproval about the most transcendental "Raas leelas"( divine most transcendental union ), from the non devout who know nothing at all about the spiritual path, let each one of us fully soaked in bhakti endorse that our lord Sri Krishna's love for us is the purest sentiment in the entire worlds, it is free from any expectation and favour. YES , IN OUR SHASTRAS IT IS VERY RIGHTLY SAID HE IS THE ONLY ONE PURUSHA (MALE ) IN ALL THE WORLDS , REST ALL ARE HIS FEMALE ENERGIES ONLY, NOT AN IOTA OF DOUBT ABOUT THIS DIVINE PROCLAMATION.
FROM THE DEEPEST PERSONAL EXPERIENCE , WITH FULL PRAPATI, IF I WERE TO BE EVER ASKED WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF TRUE LOVE? MY IMMEDIATE LIGHTENING SPEED RESPONSE WOULD BE UNDOUBTEDLY OUR LORD SRI KRISHNA'S LOVE FOR ALL HIS CREATIONS, DESPITE EACH ONE OF US FORGETTING HIM AND BEING UNGRATEFUL TO THE CORE , HE REVELS AND CELEBRATES THE MOST WHEN WE ARE BOUND TO HIM EVER IN HIS DIVINITY.
HE WANTS NOTHING AND NONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLDS CAN OFFER ANYTHING TO HIM EXCEPT UNCONDITIONAL PRAPATI WITH THE HIGHEST LOVE. THIS IS THE SOLE MOST MESSAGE OF OUR MOST BELOVED ANDAL AMMA, HER DIVINE MANIFESTATION ON THE REQUEST OF OUR LORD SRIMAN NARAYANA IS TO ENSURE MAXIMUM OF HIS CREATIONS REACH HIM IN HIS PARMA ANANDAM ABODE "SRI PARMAPADAM", THE FACT THAT HE COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT HER FOR EVEN A BILLIONTH OF A SECOND AND HE HAD TO UNDERGO IMMENSE PAIN DUE TO HER SEPARATION THAT TOO ONLY FOR US. IF ONLY EACH OF US UNDERSTOOD HIS LOVE FOR US , HE WOULD BE SAVED OF THE GREATEST PAIN / ANGUISH / TORTURE , OF DESCENDING ON OUR MOTHER EARTH FREQUENTLY AND WE TOO WOULD BE PERMANENTLY RELIEVED OF THE VICIOUS CYCLES OF BIRTH AND DEATH.
Some very salient features/ exceptionally unique of our Andal amma's thoughts and divinity
- She is our beloved lord Sriman Narayanas most dearly adored wife and hence her proximity to our lord Sri Govinda none can match. She has minutely observed each of his exemplary qualities for she resides in his divine most lotus heart. Any person , who has been a very sacred witness to the smallest of small event in our lord's life and has observed and been an integral part of all his divine leelas SHE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO IS SOLELY QUALIFIED TO SPREAD HIS MESSAGE EFFORTLESSLY, EFFICIENTLY AND MOST EFFECTIVELY. NO TWO OPINIONS ABOUT THIS AT ALL. A SINGLE PIOUS WORD FROM OUR DEAREST MOTHER ANDAL AMMA IS FINAL , WHOLLY AUTHENTICATED AND ABIDING ON EACH OF US JIVATMA.
- Our most adoring azhwars like Namazhwar, Tirumangai azhwar etc took on the role of a pining Nayaki whereas our Andal amma being a female had no difficulty at all for she knew the pangs of separation from her most beloved husband and our dearest creator Lord Sriman Narayana for it a natural and inherent part of her personality, hence here too her task for and on behalf of our Lord Sri Krishna is very simplified for one she is a female energy of our Lord Sri Krishna and second she too is "PARMAATMAN". In Srivaishnavite Vishitaadvaita principles, only our Lord Sri Govinda and Sri Lakshmi amma/ Sri Bhumadevi amma are Parmatmans , rest all are jivatmas, their creations.
- She has the unique most distinction of being a most doting daughter of the most loving father our very own dearest of dear Sri Periazhwar/ Sri Vishnu chittar. Our most reverential periazhwar himself in his Pallandu (benediction and blessings to our lord Sriman Narayana )has emphatically conveyed , that in their entire seven generations each of his ancestors were very pious, each had one pointedly surrendered ONLY AND ONLY UNTO THE DIVINE MOST LOTUS FEET OF OUR MOST BELOVED CREATOR LORD SRIMAN NARAYANA AND NONE OF HIS ANCESTORS EVER BOWED BEFORE ANY ONE ELSE AT ALL AND EACH OF HIS ANCESTOR WERE CLOSEST TO OUR CREATOR, ISN'T THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SOURCE OF JOY WHEN EVERY OF OUR ANCESTOR IS DIVINITY PERSONIFIED AND THE FACT WE ARE BORN IN SUCH HIGHLY EVOLVED FAMILIES OF STAUNCH SRI VAISHNAVAS IS THE GREATEST GIFT OF OUR LORD TO US.
Our Lord Sri Krishna himself, has very lovingly conveyed in our divine most Srimadh Bhagavad Gita that towards the last of our births those who have led a very holy life surrendering everything unto his divine most lotus feet will be born in the family of highly pious mahatmas and from there , with further efforts and one pointed focus of the individual jivaatma unto the most divine beautiful lotus feet of our lord Sri Krishna coupled with our Lord Sri Govinda's infinite grace, blessings and mercy those of us will reach him permanently and be totally severed from the cruel shackles of birth and death. Again and again it goes to prove , each of our lord's divine play is fully in conformity with his divine message, not a single discrepancy at all. HE IS THE ONLY ONE IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WHO WILL GO TO THE GREATEST EXTENT TO FULFILL ALL HIS PROMISES. Please note, that the divine most verses of all our adoring azhwars are in total synchronization of the holiest of holy message of our lord Sri Krishna.
So it is ,least surprising that our beloved Andal amma is the holiest of holy cosmic manifestation , and our lord Sriman Narayana ensured she is associated with the most devout and hence she is linked with our most adoring azhwar Sri Periazhwar/ SriVishnuchitta as his doting daughter.
- Our dearest Andal amma's only divine mission under the total approval and guidance of our lord Sri Govinda is to redeem all of mankind , no other purpose at all. Her every single pious word is the highest testimony of her zenith of love for each of us. One is our lord sending her to spread his message, another most important point is , the only one who pleads , pressurizes if need be and intercedes on our behalf to our lord Sri Govinda IS OUR DIVINE MOST MOTHER ANDAL AMMA , without her approval none can ever even think or dream of reaching at the most beautiful divine lotus feet of our lord Sri Krishna , hence it is so very apt that our lord Sri Govinda sent her because of the ocean of love she has for each one of us and this time our lord was fully convinced ONLY SHE CAN DO IT. It is also her own very happy voluntary response to our lord's request for none in this entire world can match her overflowing compassion towards each of us . It is their mutual love for us that is a divine result of her manifestation.
- My dearest spiritual brothers and sisters, this whole feeling of love , marriage and final merging with our PARMATMAN LORD SRI KRISHNA is a part of his divine play/ leela, to encourage every jivatma to follow her divine most footsteps and also a message that even in the kali yuga a jivatma can fully merge with PARMAATMA if HE SO ORDAINS.
Her divine most works have been a subject of highest criticism, baseless unfounded arguments/ unwarranted debates for the ignorant at their non entity level cannot ever realize that the transcendental love which one harbours , nurtures and reaches its pinnacle is not the mortal world definition of "marriage" where everything is subject to material contamination. IF THIS POINT IS VERY CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD BY EACH ONE OF US THEN HER LOVE WOULD BE CONSIDERED AS THE PUREST OF PURE, BLEMISH LESS AND SELFLESS TOWARDS OUR PARMAATMAN LORD SRI KRISHNA AND IF ONE FAILS TO UNDERSTAND THIS DIVINE MOST PRINCIPLE AND CONSTANTLY CONJURES OF AN IMAGE OF AN UNION AS IN THE MORTAL WORLD THEN IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO APPRECIATE HER SENTIMENTS AS ALSO HER DIVINE OUTPOURINGS OF LOVE.
Also the highly evolved mahatmas know for sure all the jivatamas have neither a gender, nor are they recognized by caste, creed or any other considerations for the soul is above all these classifications , it is a divine most light, a part of our dearest Parmaatma and hence we need to accord it the highest purity and not misconstrue it to any worldly union of a man with a woman. OUR GROSS BODY IS PERISHABLE AND OUR SOUL IS ETERNAL AND KEEPS CHANGING THE PHYSICAL CASE AS FINALIZED BY OUR LORD SRI KRISHNA AND HENCE ONE MUST TRY ONE'S LEVEL BEST TO DISENGAGE ONE'S DIVINE SOUL WITH THE GROSS BODY. OUR SOUL NEEDS TO BE ENRICHED, NURTURED AND TRAINED TO ATTAIN OUR PARMAATMAN, BODY IS ONLY THE MEANS AND NOT THE END.
Andal amma's divine torrential outburst of her love for our dearest PARMAATMA Lord Sri Krishna is to ensure that each one of us reach him and she does it with a even purer path she invites each of her friends to join in her holiest of holy ,very tough vow, spanning a month, to enable every of her closest of close too to attain HIM.
ISN'T SHE OUR DEAREST , MOST BELOVED, MOST ADORING MOTHER WHO NEVER WILL ENJOY HER UNION WITH OUR PARMAATMAN ALONE, SHE WANTS EVERYONE TO BE MERGED WITH HIM ETERNALLY IN PRISTINE MOST LOVE AND FIND THE HIGHEST JOY OF PERMANENT SALVATION. CAN IN ALL THE WORLDS ANYONE DARE QUESTION HER PURITY, HER DEVOTION ?AND IF THEY DO SO ,THE FOULEST OF FOUL HELL WILL BE THEIR SURE SHOT DESTINATION, THIS IS FOR SURE AND THEIR SOUL WILL NEVER BE REDEEMED EVER.
IF ANYONE CHALLENGES OR HAS AN AUDACITY TO ACCUSE OUR MOST BELOVED MOTHER OF HER PURE LOVE, HER MOST LOVING CHILDREN, WE WILL CHARGE UPON THEM LIKE BILLION LIONS AND LIKE CARNIVOROUS ANIMALS ENSURE THAT THEY ARE TORN TO THE LAST BIT. My sentiments on this has reached to this desperate point because ,each of us is aware, that when a female saint or a mahatma sings countless glories of our lord Sri Krishna and wants to marry him , every other with no qualities nor qualifications accuse her character for they lack enlightenment and hence am very hurt and pained to the highest and will surely ensure that our mother Andal amma is accorded the highest respect for she resides in our Sriyapati , her husband Lord Sri Govinda's lotus heart and her purity is impeccable and spotless AND MOST TRANSCENDENTAL IN THE VERY STRICTEST SENSE OF THE WORD.
SRIMAN NARAYANAM SRI ANDAL AMMA CHARANAM SHARANAM PRABHADYE, SRIMAN NARAYANAYA ANDAL AMMA NAMAHA....
OM TAT SAT.
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAAMA HARE RAAMA RAAMA RAAMA HARE HARE..
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